Orff Thanksgiving Song: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ Lesson and Music
Teach the traditional Thanksgiving song “Over the River and Through the Woods” in your upper elementary music classes using the Orff Arrangement with teaching pages for 6/8 Time Signature and Mp3 practice tracks.
USE THIS RESOURCE
Teach 6/8 Time Signature
Adaptable Lessons for Grades K-6:
K-1 Sing the melody, Play 1 Ostinato, Movement activity with Mp3 track. Sway or galloping.
2-3 Sing the melody, Play Ostinato (maybe both). Play Bass. Possibly Melody. Movement Activity. Use the Printable.
4-6 Play all parts. Use the Printable.
Resource includes sheet music with notes, color coded and labeled options.
Mp3 Accompaniment Practice Track
6/8 Time Signature
Strong and Weak Beats
Verse 1 Rhythmic Lyrics
History of the song
Melody/Bass/Jingle Bell/Wood Block
All Parts with Note Names and Color Notes
Worksheet to practice composing 6 beat rhythm patterns